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Week 42

Orient Aviation’s Week in the Asia-Pacific

By Asia Editor, Will Horton



Malaysia Airlines posts negative 9% margin

Small improvement is much worse than THAI’s negative 5.8% margin. Read More »



Boeing’s 777 converted freighter a new option for Asia’s cargo fleet

GECAS and Israel’s IAI launch 777-300ER freighter conversion program. Read More »



Asiana contenders narrow with two strong bidders for a majority of the carrier

Korean courts uphold 45-day ban on Asiana’s San Francisco flights. Read More »



Korean visitors to Japan decline 58%, prompting Eastar Jet sale speculation

Shareholders of Korea’s smallest major airline look for capital injection or sale. Read More »





Virgin Atlantic snubs British Airways for China Eastern

UK carrier will join the China Eastern-Air France-KLM joint venture. Read More »



THAI given new deadline of one month to produce restructuring plan

Revenue growth and cost reductions will see changes in IT and routes. Read More »



Air New Zealand names Walmart U.S. boss as CEO

President and CEO of retailing giant Walmart U.S., Greg Foran, was announced as the new head of Air New Zealand (Air NZ) on October 11. Read More »


Short Takes

CODE-SHARES: Fiji Airways and Finnair have agreed to a code-share that will place Finnair’s code on the Pacific carrier’s flights from Hong Kong, Singapore and Narita to Nadi and add the Fiji Airways code on Finnair flights to Helsinki from Singapore. Read More »